Save the Date: October Nutrition Challenge at CF MVA!
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Get Your Nutrition Back on Track.

Now that the dog days of summer are behind us and the holiday season is just around the corner, there's no better time to get your nutrition in check!

Save the Date for the next "Nutrition Challenge" at CrossFit MVA, beginning Monday, October 3, ending Friday, November 4. 

The Format: Eat the right amount of "Real Food."

In our past Nutritional Challenges, we all experienced the positive benefits of eating quality foods and what it does for performance, recovery, and physique

We're going to continue this pattern of eating "Real Food" (that means, no "junk food") throughout the 5-week challenge in October.
We're taking it one step further by tailoring it to your individual needs and goals by helping you understand how much you should be eating to meet those goals. 

Tracking Macros

If you have goals to increase strengthperformance, and/or get leaner, there is a way to work towards this by tracking your macronutrient intake, particularly carbohydrates, protein, and fat. 

Why Track? The Benefits

As part of the October challenge, we'll help YOU figure this out so that by the end of the challenge, you have an understanding of how to continue on doing this respective to your goals. Why Track? Here are the benefits:
  • Flexibility to eat what you want (within reason);
  • You don't have to give up alcohol;
  • Increased strength; 
  • Improved recovery during and between workouts
  • Get leaner, or gain mass (Individual numbers are specific to those goals)
  • Greater awareness of nutritional value of the foods you eat.
It's just like a budget: just as you balance your finances, might you also track how you fuel your body?

The only Restriction is your Mindset.

This October challenge is not about banning specific foods or food groups, rather encouraging you to fuel your body with "real foods" and not fill it with junk foods. (Would you want to put the least quality motor oil in your car, expecting to keep up its good maintenance?)

If you have a positive mindset on this, of wanting to clean up your nutrition, get set on the right path for this fall, and better understand how much you should be eating, you will succeed!


Yes! There will be prizes. They are as follows: 

Most Consistent & On Track Trackers:
  • Winners Choice of Gift Card from Rogue, Lululemon, No Bull, or Four Athletics
Slow Cook-Off Winner & Runner Up
  • We will have a get-together half-way through the challenge to do a blind tasting of macro-friendly soups and stews! Gift Card to MOMs!
Most Improved on optional Benchmark WOD
  • Winners Choice of Gift Card from Rogue, Lululemon, No Bull, or Four Athletics

The Dates

  • October 3 - 9: Introductory Week -- Think of this as your "Trial" week; you begin to track and figure out your food choices. 
  • October 10 (Monday) - November 4 (Friday): The Challenge

Deadline to Register

Deadline will be by 9:00 AM Sunday Morning, October 2. This includes submitting the following: 
  • Your Goals  
  • Your Weight
Registration Link to follow this week

Cost: $40

It is $40 to participate in this challenge. What it gets you: 
  • Personalized numbers and check-ins per week
  • Informational Emails with Tips and Tricks (2 per week)
  • Eligibility for prizes!

Sounds fun! But first, I want to learn more about it.

We'll have more information to come, but if you want to get a jump start on understanding Macros, here's a couple articles for you to read: 

1. Macros 101
2. Counting your Macros

To reiterate, this challenge, we will help you with your individual numbers, provide you with a tracking spreadsheet, and tips and tricks for using MyFitnessPal for staying on track!

** You are still welcome to participate in this challenge if you do not want to track, but want accountability for staying on a specific nutrition path. We welcome your participation!

More details to come this week!

Are you in our Eat Real Food Facebook Group?

We post lots of recipes and discussion here! Are you in the group already?
Join if not, it's a secret group, so once you request access, we'll approve you!
Join Eat Real Food
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